May 29, 2009

Clearly, This Is The Kitchen of My Dreams

Photo Credit: Michael Luppino of Country Living Magazine
I love so many aspects of this kitchen, the chandelier, the farm house sink, the glass front cabinets, the salvage piece with the tea pots and so much more. I have many of these same elements in my own kitchen however, I do not have these amazing high ceilings and the charming farm house appeal.

May 27, 2009

Jeanne d' Arc Living Shop

I'm sure most of you have heard about the Jeanne d'Arc magazine that is full of beautiful french-Nordic style images. Although you can not translate a single word in the magazine the pictures speak for themselves. The next issue is on sale May 29th. I believe you can purchase a copy of the magazine through the Urban Farm House. The Jeanne d' Arc Company also has a whole sale shop (unfortunately not available for individual sale) and the above images are items for sale from the whole sale catalog. I just think that the presentation and pictures are absolutely lovely.
I hope you enjoy them as much as I did.

May 24, 2009

Vintage Paint Colors That Are Back In Style . . . .

These images are courtesy of HGTV. The wall colors are vintage colors that are making their way back into style. I have always loved these colors. If I find a piece that happens to be painted either of these colors, I am so excited. I especially love the blue color and since I use a lot of black and white in my own color scheme, the blue makes a lovely accent. I my kitchen, I have a similar green on my walls and it goes well with the vintage red that I love so much. Oh, and those pink chairs are so stinking cute!

May 20, 2009

Beautiful Display

The fabric draped walls are bark cloth. Isn't it beautiful. Bark cloth is a tropical retro design used in the 50's. It's a textured cotton that is great for upholstery. It is so vintage and yet it is back in style.

May 18, 2009

A few of my weekend finds . . . . .

I had an amazing weekend. Friday I went to the flea market with my dear friend of My Piper Dog and Saturday I spent my entire day going around to our community wide garage sales. I thought you might enjoy seeing a few of my favorite finds!

May 15, 2009

Flea Market Rendezvous

The painted furniture is the designs of Harry and Annie's and Memories Gate of Washington Court House, Ohio. Their booth was absolutely charming. I plan to make a road trip to visit their store. I think the blue painted buffet is gorgeous! I am on a mission to find this color.

Flea Market Rendezvous Continued

These beautiful designs are the work of Sue Schlichter of Trimmings, Etc. I purchased some of her gorgeous buttons to attempt to create a bracelet of my own. Wish me luck!

May 13, 2009

Gilded Bulletin Board

Photo Credit Keith Scott Morton
This is such a simple project and yet the end result is so beautiful and functional. I love inspiration boards and this one is amazing. If you are not up for gilding, you could simply paint the frame and then use a glaze in a burnt umber to antique the piece with nearly the same effect.
I recently picked up a very large white frame at a garage sale and I had plans to turn it into a chalk board. Then, I came across this simple project and decided to attempt it. I'll post it when it's complete. It's on the official list.

May 12, 2009

Decorative and Fun . . .

I found these sweet little birds at of all places Cracker Barrel. I just thought they were so cute. They had them displayed in a large glass jar and they had several cute color combinations. The gal working there told me that they have already sold three jars of them. I want to change the color of the ribbons but, I think they look adorable hanging on the knob of my china cabinet.

May 10, 2009

Green Glass Jars

Oh yea, another color obsession!

A Sweet Little Mother's Day Find

I found this sweet little Vintage plate with black flowers today when husband stopped to get gas practically next door to my favorite thrift store and so I had to run in of course and there it was calling my name. Another color obsession black and white.

Happy Mother's Day To All!

May 8, 2009

May 7, 2009

What is it about this color?

This beautiful photo is from County Living Magazine. I am completely drawn to this gorgeous color. I am trying to work it in my current color scheme with small accents.

May 6, 2009